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Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has stated that he ” does not care” what Manchester United great Gary Neville says about him after the former club captain criticised him for his behaviour.
Pogba wants to leave the club in the summer and his agent has been adding fuel to the fire by speaking about Pogba’s love for Italy and engaging in a public feud with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Italian took to social media just before United’s 2-0 win against Chelsea to criticise United boss and Neville said the incident was further proof the club should cut ties with both Pogba and Raiola.
“I think it’ll end with Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United. What needs to happen is the club make a stance on that agent, he’s messed them around now for years and years, why they allow themselves to be played by them I’ll never know,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“He’s publicly trying to embarrass the club all the time, at the end of the day I see he’s defending his player and sticking up for Pogba but I don’t think what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said was an aggressive move towards the player.”
Roy Keane agreed with Neville’s thoughts, stating it was “unfair” on Solskjaer to be talking about Raiola and Pogba after such a big result.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Raiola responded to the pair’s criticism:
“Gary Neville has such a big know how of football, I’m surprised Salford City are not in the Premier League already,” he said.
“He should be on the board of directors at United and ask them for a job. I don’t care what Neville says.”
“There is no way of me or Paul not respecting United,” Pogba’s agent added.
“They’re your words and they’re not correct. I’m not trying to to embarrass the club. I don’t see where I have offended the club. You’re trying to create an atmosphere. I have not offended United, their owners or their fans in any way.
“He is committed to United and then the Euros and then after that we will talk to the club if necesssary. All the other things are a bunch of b******.”